The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 78 87 81
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 18 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.17% 0.45% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 0.58% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 8
Median daily rate £350 £313 £302
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £365 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £343 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £38.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+34.19% +0.64%
Automated Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1242 1206 1086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 80.54% 77.21% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 738 572
Median daily rate £420 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 67
Median hourly rate £14.50 £19.08 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +31.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.35 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the East Midlands region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the East Midlands region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +5 11 £375 +20.00% 10
Leicestershire +6 2 £325 +8.33%
Northamptonshire -4 1 £300 +4.34%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 12 (41.38%) JavaScript
2 10 (34.48%) CSS
2 10 (34.48%) Ruby
3 8 (27.59%) Software Testing
3 8 (27.59%) Selenium
3 8 (27.59%) SDLC
4 7 (24.14%) Test Management
4 7 (24.14%) C#
4 7 (24.14%) .NET
5 6 (20.69%) TDD
5 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
5 6 (20.69%) Open Source
5 6 (20.69%) DevOps
6 5 (17.24%) Jasmine
6 5 (17.24%) Docker
6 5 (17.24%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (17.24%) Front End Development
6 5 (17.24%) Node.js
6 5 (17.24%) AngularJS
6 5 (17.24%) TeamCity
6 5 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (17.24%) QA
6 5 (17.24%) Web Development
6 5 (17.24%) MVC
6 5 (17.24%) Games
6 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (17.24%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
6 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
6 5 (17.24%) HP UFT

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) IIS
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
1 1 (3.45%) Simulink
1 1 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Selenium
2 5 (17.24%) HP UFT
2 5 (17.24%) Jasmine
2 5 (17.24%) LoadRunner
2 5 (17.24%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (17.24%) TeamCity
3 3 (10.34%) MSTest
4 1 (3.45%) MSBuild
4 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (17.24%) Games
2 1 (3.45%) Automotive
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Developer
2 8 (27.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 6 (20.69%) Consultant
3 6 (20.69%) Test Automation Consultant
4 5 (17.24%) Test Consultant
4 5 (17.24%) Web Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (10.34%) .NET Developer
6 3 (10.34%) C# Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Tester
7 2 (6.90%) Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Automation Tester
7 2 (6.90%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 2 (6.90%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (6.90%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.45%) AWS DevOps
8 1 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (3.45%) ERP Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Head of Test
8 1 (3.45%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) CSS
2 7 (24.14%) .NET
3 5 (17.24%) AngularJS
3 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
3 5 (17.24%) Node.js
3 5 (17.24%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (13.79%) WCF
4 4 (13.79%) Web Services
5 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (10.34%) Entity Framework
6 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.45%) HTML
7 1 (3.45%) JSON
7 1 (3.45%) RESTful
7 1 (3.45%) Silverlight
7 1 (3.45%) SOAP
7 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.34%) User Experience
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) SDLC
1 8 (27.59%) Software Testing
2 7 (24.14%) Test Management
3 6 (20.69%) DevOps
3 6 (20.69%) Open Source
3 6 (20.69%) TDD
3 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
4 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (17.24%) Front End Development
4 5 (17.24%) MVC
4 5 (17.24%) Web Development
5 4 (13.79%) ERP
6 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
6 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.90%) Automation Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
7 2 (6.90%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) JavaScript
2 10 (34.48%) Ruby
3 7 (24.14%) C#
4 2 (6.90%) Java
4 2 (6.90%) SQL
5 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
5 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) ISEB
2 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) HNC
3 1 (3.45%) HND
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) HP
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft